The Theater: Best Bets on Broadway

Billy Budd. An interesting stage version of Herman Melville's famous nautical allegory of good & evil (TIME, Feb. 19).

Darkness at Noon. Sidney Kingsley's effective dramatization of Arthur Koestler's sharp expose of the Moscow trials and the Communist mind (TIME, Jan. 22).

Twentieth Century. Gloria Swanson and José Ferrer pacing a revival of Hecht & MacArthur's gaudy, high-spirited 1932 spoof of show business (TIME, Jan. 8).

Guys and Dolls. Delightful low-down musical about Broadway's floating crap games and the babes who need new shoes (TIME, Dec. 4).

Bell, Book and Candle. Britain's Lilli Palmer and...

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